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The Myth of Humanitarianism

The Myth of Humanitarianism: Migrant Deservingness and Neoliberal Reason

Sébastien Chauvin

Talk at Venice International University, October 10th, 2016

Immigration regimes and policy categories seem to confront international migrants seeking entry or legalization with diametrically opposite ways of assessing and asserting deservingness: one based on vulnerability, another based on civic, economic or cultural performance. Are these moral and legal routes so separate from one another? Continue reading The Myth of Humanitarianism